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Caring for Paper Collections: Handling, Assessing Storage Needs, & Basic Care (Philadelphia, PA)

  • March 14, 2012

This workshop will give an introduction to best practices in caring for any paper-based collection.  Topics covered will include: handling collection items, assessing storage materials and special needs items, prioritizing for treatment, and understanding preservation and conservation terminology. This program is appropriate for those looking to develop new skills, as well as for individuals wanting to increase their knowledge about best practices in the care of paper-based collections.

Speakers: Jessica Silverman, Paper Conservator & Preservation Consultant, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Jessica Keister, Paper & Photograph Conservator, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Location: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (registration begins at 9:15 AM)

Fee: $50

Please note that this program is limited to 24 participants.

Please click here for more information and to register.

The Philadelphia Stewardship Program Collections Care Training programs are partially subsidized through generous funding from the William Penn Foundation, with additional support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Independence Foundation, and Sovereign Bank.